SanDisk Sansa View, a Slim and Highly Affordable Media Player unveiled

SanDisk Sansa View Media Player

SanDisk has announced the launch of its new media player. Dubbed ‘Sansa View’, SanDisk’s latest product includes music, photos, FM radio and audio books, along with video transferring ability.

The Sansa View sports a 2.4-inch TFT color screen with 320×240 resolution to watch movies and photos. Available in two models, 8GB and 16GB, the memory can be further expanded to 24GB, by inserting an additional microSD/microSDHC card. Its long-lasting lithium battery assures users of approx. 35 hours of music and around 7 hours of video.

In addition the super-slim SanDisk Sansa View, which has an astounding 8.8mm thickness, is packed with an in-built voice recorder and microphone.

The new player has the ability to play various audio files such as MP3, WMA, WAV and DRM-free MP3 downloads; Digital FM radio with 20 pre-sets and several video formats including MPEG4, WMV and H.264. It can also play photos up to 16 MP.

Eric Bone, vice president of marketing for SanDisk’s Sansa audio/video product line stated, “The Sansa View is a new video MP3 player that combines all of the great characteristics of a MP3 player with the video capabilities of a PMP, and packs it into a pocketable device.” Adding, “What’s more, we’re once again showing that category-leading technology can still be very affordable,” continued Bone.

To use the SanDisk player, users need to have a Windows system with Windows Media Player to sync music and videos.

The SanDisk Sansa View media player with 8GB memory is priced at $149.99, whilst the larger 16GB version comes for $199.99. Though there is not definite info on its availability, it should hit stores anytime in October.